X-Flight nearing completion, all elements finished

Posted Thursday, April 5, 2001 4:55 AM | Contributed by Millennium Force

In perhaps a day or two, the second Vekoma Flying Dutchman coaster will be finished structurally at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. The final turns, barrel rolls, and helix are finished. The ride is currently over a mass of mud, but rumor has it they will theme it to the degree of Batman: Knight Flight.

A path that leads from the park to the new ride, however, has yet to be made.

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Thursday, April 5, 2001 5:00 AM
That inline twist is way cooler looking than Stealth's Corkscrews. I should start planning my next trip to the US soon! :)
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 5:44 AM
Although I liked SFO's 3 new coasters last year, I was not particularly impressed by the park and had planned to skip it this year. X-Flight has changed all this. The pix are really impressive and I can't wait to try it out. I have put SFWoA back on our schedule and X-Flight is #1 on my list of new coasters to try this year.

Mike
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 8:04 AM
Other than X-Fight, are they doing anything else different, since they have the sea world side?
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 9:17 AM
A new batman water show will be opened on the Sea World side Zar.

Just though I'd let everyone know that as of 1:00 pm, on Tuesday april 5, X-Flight has been completed. The final peice was being loaded when I was there. All that's left is the station, testing, and the entrance to the ride.

A note to all Nay-Sayers who said this ride whould not be on time, one word comes to mind: Ha!

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Thursday, April 5, 2001 10:09 AM
staticman00's avatar what is the exact theme behind X-Flight? it says themed to the extent of Knight Flight, but is X-Flight a Batman ride, or something different?
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 10:17 AM
I'm guessing that the park wants it to be in line atmospherically with the rest of the park, but if so they have a lot of work to do.
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 10:26 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar They probably can't do a whole lot in the way of theming since this thing is in the middle of the parking lot :) BKF just has a facade on the station, logos everywhere, that globe thing, and the soundtrack from the first movie playing nonstop. From what I saw of the station frame, I wouldn't expect much more than what MF has for theming.

I was there last night getting my pass processed. I didn't see anything regarding construction on the old road. Any idea how they're going to connect to the park. Is the old road going to be queue blocks or an actual midway extension??

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Thursday, April 5, 2001 12:27 PM
The old Geauga Lake road is supposed to become the queue line.
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 1:31 PM
Love that helix!

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Drachen Fire, Will it be swimming with the fishies?
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 2:02 PM
I can't wait to ride it. I am planning on getting a season pass again. SFWoA will really get alot of guests with their new changes!

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Spread your wings and fly away!! X-Flight '01
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 3:28 PM
I'm beginning to think you're right, ShiveringTim. It's just weird how that, other than the helix, the ride is elevated at least 10 feet from the ground at all times. I think it would really benefit from having the queue weave under the ride, or water like BKF. The ride really looks like (and quite literally was) just slapped down on the parking lot, as it's not in any way overlapping with the boundaries of the park yet. Oh well, maybe time will tell and the ride will turn out for the better, aesthetically.
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 3:31 PM
5 days until we find out the progress on the twin at SFA. 5 very long days:)
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 5:01 PM
I personally can't wait to go on this thing. I am really getting excited now, and for those that insisted that this thing was going to have corkscrews, i guess you were wrong.
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 7:22 PM
yup i can not wait to am going in may 5 to get on it i look cool on the pic but it not the some to you get on it i will be there in may
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Thursday, April 5, 2001 8:20 PM
Those are corkscrews, they are *not* heartline rolls. Looks at Serial Thriller. They look the same, because that's how Vekoma corkscrews look. They will not give you a weightless feeling.

It doesn't matter though. You won't believe me until you actually ride the thing and see for yourself.

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Friday, April 6, 2001 11:18 AM
I also can't wait to ride X-Flight! Is the reason they haven't put the final 180 degree twist in, I belive, is so they can put the trains on because it doesn't appear to have a holding track but I could be wrong.
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Friday, April 6, 2001 12:11 PM
The pictures look great I can not wait to go there during the summer. It does seem like they could put the line under the coaster or something. But I hope they theme this ride good and in the next few years the rest of the park!


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Friday, April 6, 2001 5:45 PM
I'm taking a flight on X-Flight this summer
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Friday, April 6, 2001 8:26 PM
I can't wait!! Since i first read about Stealth I have waited for a floorless to come closer to me... I can't afford to go to Cali.

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